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Johnny Gaudreau | Winger

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/13/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 155
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Johnny Gaudreau got a lot of credit for setting up Dennis Wideman's power-play goal on Tuesday.
"That was all Johnny," Wideman said. "I just skated down the side there, and Johnny basically drew everybody in the rink to him, deked them out and then made a great pass to me. I don't know how he knew that I was there, but he made some fantastic moves and just put it on my tape. I just got it on net." Gaudreau is starting to heat up after a slow start to the 2014-15 campaign. He's one of the league's most exciting rookies this season. Oct 22 - 9:44 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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Johnny Gaudreau had his first goal and assist of the 2014-15 campaign after spending a game in the press box.

Gaudreau got off to a slow start this season, but he has a lot of offensive upside. Flames coach Bob Hartley has been watching him closely to get a better feel for how best to help Gaudreau. "Before I go to him and say, 'OK, you need to do this, this, this, this,' I need to know what Johnny can do for our hockey club. Brad (Treliving, the team's GM) in training camp had the best line, 'With the puck, he's an NHL player. Without the puck, we don't know yet.' This guy has played with the puck on his stick his entire career. That’s a huge adjustment," Hartley said. "We're showing him video of positional play, not puck-watching, not getting beat, not beating yourself by bad positioning, stuff like this, how to compete and find a way to use his size to his advantage. Those are all things we're trying to work with, but we need to see more (time) from Johnny to have a better picture."
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 20 - 8:02 AM

Johnny Gaudreau understood why he was a healthy scratch on Friday.

It's always tough for a rookie to be a healthy scratch but Johnny Gaudreau took it the right way as it was to be a learning experience and not a punishment for struggling in the early going. "It was good for me," Gaudreau said. "I talked to Coach Hartley about it and it’s something a young player needs to learn from. And I talked to a few of the guys here and they said everyone goes through it. I’m just a young guy learning the ropes around here. No one really likes sitting, but it’s something that’s eventually going to benefit me." Gaudreau was pointless through his first five games and had only one shot on goal. Look for him to be back in the Flames lineup quickly. By the way, he looked great in practice on Saturday but coach Bob Hartley would not say if he will be in the lineup Sunday.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 19 - 5:14 AM

Johnny Gaudreau will be a healthy scratch for the Calgary Flames on Friday.

The Flames are playing in Columbus on Friday. Gaudreau is pointless in five games this season.
Oct 17 - 7:12 PM

Johnny Gaudreau appears as though he'll be a healthy scratch Friday against Columbus.

Josh Jooris is slated to make his NHL debut after he was summoned from the minors. He is projected to start with Jiri Hudler and Sean Monahan as his linemates. Gaudreau has one shot and no points in five games this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 17 - 4:07 PM

Johnny Gaudreau has gotten off to a quiet start in 2014-15.

Gaudreau has no points and just one shot on goal in three games. It's too early write him off, but those numbers are obviously not in keeping with his offensive talent. Flames coach Bob Hartley feels it's important to manage expectations when it comes to Gaudreau given his lack of experience. "Johnny, I think, he has a very good future in pro hockey, and right now he's just learning the game with the puck and without the puck," Hartley said. "I think it's just normal what he's going through."
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 14 - 9:55 AM

Johnny Gaudreau logged 16:04 minutes in Calgary's season opener on Wednesday.

Gaudreau is one of the most exciting rookies going into the 2014-15 campaign. He didn't get a point in the Flames' 4-2 loss to Vancouver, but he was on the ice for teammate Paul Byron's goal. All-in-all, it wasn't a bad game for him, but he certainly sees room to grow. "In college, I feel like in the third period, if we were down a goal, I had a few more chances to bury and tie the game up," Gaudreau said. "But out here, I had limited chances. I only had two or three chances to tie the game up and I didn't even get a shot, so that’s something I need to work on and get better at."
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 9 - 7:59 AM

Johnny Gaudreau is expected to open the season on a line with Joe Colborne and Paul Byron.

How do we know that the line is likely to be used? Because Flames coach Bob Hartley has, albeit jokingly, named it. "The Tower and the two Timbits," Hartley said. "Let's get Tim Hortons and get a sponsorship. We're all over Joe Colborne to say he doesn't fit with those two guys, but they'll play big." Colborne is 6-foot-5 while Gaudreau and Byron are both listed as 5-foot-9.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 8 - 8:25 AM

Johnny Gaudreau (flu) returned to practice on Tuesday.

Gaudreau should be fine for the season opener. This will be his first full pro season after scoring 36 goals and 80 points in 40 NCAA games in 2013-14.
Oct 7 - 12:57 PM

Johnny Gaudreau missed Monday's practice due to an illness.

"Johnny came in this morning and he was white as a ghost," head coach Bob Hartley said. "There's no sense in spreading this all round. I would suspect a case of flu or a virus. We're going to deal with it, and we expect to see him on the ice tomorrow." Gaudreau appears to have secured a spot on the Flames' roster and should play in their opener, health permitting.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 7 - 10:34 AM

Johnny Gaudreau has gotten a point on four of Calgary's last six goals.

"I'm trying to show management I belong and whatever I have to do to do that, is what I'll try," Gaudreau said. "Whether it's playing well defensively or creating offensive chances, I've got to make sure I'm doing my best." Gaudreau had plenty of offensive upside and has made a strong case for himself in the battle for a roster spot. We like his chances of making the team and having a strong rookie season, even if he's still a risk given his small stature relative to the NHL norm.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 3 - 10:06 AM

Johnny Gaudreau is all the rage in Calgary for a very good reason - he's very talented. And it was on display Thursday night as he scored three assists in the 4-2 win over Winnipeg.

For his first helper, Gaudreau chased down Jets defender Grant Clitsome and caused a turnover behind the net. Eventually leading to Sean Monahan's first goal. In the third, he spun off the left wall and marched towards Karri Ramo before dishing to Josh Jooris for his first as well. Later, Gaudreau cycled deep before cutting across the crease, acting as a screen for Jorris's second goal. It was a full night for the talented rookie who skated 14:01, including 4:23 on the powerplay.
Oct 3 - 1:47 AM

The Flames highly touted prospect Johnny Gaudreau potted the game-winning goal in the Flames 2-0 preseason win over the Avalanche on Tuesday.

It was the first goal of the preseason for Gaudreau and it turned out to be all the Flames needed. "It feels good to get that first one out of the way," said Gaudreau after the game. Lance Bouma scored the empty netter for the Flames who got stellar outing from Jonas Hiller in the win.
Oct 1 - 12:13 AM

Highly regarded prospects Johnny Gaudreau and Sam Bennett spent the Flames' final two games of the rookie tournament on the same line.

Bennett felt Gaudreau was able to make him a better player when they were on the ice together. "You can see it in my play," Bennett said. "From the first game I played to the second game, he made me that much more comfortable and that much better. When you're a player that makes people better, that's an unbelievable attribute for you to have, and he definitely has it." Gaudreau has a ton of offensive upside, but at 5-foot-9, he'll also be smaller than the vast majority of the players he faces in the NHL. There are some players that can excel regardless, but it does add an element of risk to him at this early stage of his career.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 16 - 9:48 AM

Johnny Gaudreau scored a gorgeous goal Friday in a win over the rookie Jets.

Gaudreau (click on the link to see the goal) intercepted the puck at the blueline, deked the defenseman and put a backhander into the top of the net. Gaudreau, the Hobey Baker winner last season as the best college hockey player in the United States, should easily make the Flames roster. He is worth a spot in deeper pools as he will score but his plus/minus and lack of penalty minutes may hurt you if you play those categories.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 14 - 7:06 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikael Backlund
2Matt Stajan
3Sean Monahan
4Paul Byron
5Sam Bennett
LW1Curtis Glencross
2Mason Raymond
3Brandon Bollig
4Lance Bouma
5Johnny Gaudreau
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Joe Colborne
3David Jones
4Brian McGrattan
5Devin Setoguchi
D1Mark Giordano
2Dennis Wideman
3T.J. Brodie
4Kris Russell
5Ladislav Smid
6Raphael Diaz
7Deryk Engelland
8Corey Potter
G1Jonas Hiller
2Karri Ramo